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Can "biodegradable" plastic break down in a landfill? 5

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  • William W. 3 months ago
    Thought I read recently that scientist found a bacteria or some other organism in landfills that is breaking some plastics down.
    • William W. 3 months ago
      edit Here is the link to the article in SA https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bacteria-devour-polluting-plastic-in-landfills/
  • Paula V. 3 months ago
    Then it should not be called biodegradable!
  • Geff M. 3 months ago
    How odd that metal cans break down fairly quickly within a landfill but biodegradable plastic will not
    • Barbara W. 3 months ago
      Maybe someone can answer that one , I can not. Good question
    • Geff M. 3 months ago
      May 14th Question of the Day. You can go back (and retrieve any missing pts from prior questions) and view all prior Day's Question.